Lil Wayne Sells A Million In First Week, Achieves Highest Debut Since 2005
Published Jun 19, 2008In his continued pursuit for world dominance, New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne sold over 1,000,000 in sales with his sixth solo album, Tha Carter III, nearly topping the total sales for his first two Tha Carters. The last time this was achieved, by a hip-hop artist no less, was 50 Cent and his second album The Massacre in 2005; Kanye Wests Graduation came close in 2007 when it shifted 957,000 units.
"I've been saying a million all along, and I've been telling people, and they've been looking at me crazy," said Ron Williams, co-founder of Lil Wayne's record label, Cash Money Records. "He worked hard. He just came with something different. He let his skills show on a lot of mixtapes. He's featured on a lot of people's records. It just made people anticipate his record more than ever."
Alongside his continuous stream of mixtape releases, Weezy also announced a future collaborative album with T-Pain. The pair already worked together on Tha Carter IIIs smash "Got Money.